For the last two days, I've been sharing about my adventure to pick the perfect ornament. (Perfect = cute, quick, easy, and pretty cheap)
This is the one on which I settled:
This is the first one I made, intending to make them all in different color schemes, kind of like this pin, but without the letters:
But when I mentioned that idea to Caleb, he thought they should all have a yellow center, because he thought it was supposed to be the Star of David. So then it was. I hadn't intended that, but I just went with the same color scheme for all of them. Simple.
I followed this pattern, but only did the first three rounds:
[I will say that the writer of that blog leaves out a few details. They're the kinds of things that people who have crocheted before would know, but if you're a brand new beginner, you might not. (Like joining at the end of the round, for example.)]
Anyway, I work best conveyor-belt-in-a-factory style. I like to do the same thing over and over. I began by making a bunch of these:
Then I added the purple:
I first worked all the purple rounds, then wove in all the ends.
Sorry, blurry picture. They kind of remind me of pogs.
I never took a picture of the whole pile of the finished ones, but they're pretty cute. And after the first practice one, instead of crocheting a chain to hang it, I just used a length of yarn. Simpler and cuter.
Here's a finished one attached to a package of truffles:
Not only do they look like the Star of David, but they also look like any ball ornament. They were quick, easy, cheap, and cute! (And a stash-buster project!)
Love and Stars,